Centrum Presents Concerts for Kids

As part of the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes and the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, Centrum is very pleased to present two free concerts this year, 35-minute musical programs, geared to children ages 3 and up, with room to scoot up close to see.

Canote Brothers Friday, July 9th, 11am

The Canote Brothers

with special guests: The Spoonoplians

Fort Worden Chapel

The unofficial mascots and favorites at Fiddle Tunes, the Canotes bring infectious humor, voices and musicality to Centrum. When these identical twin musicians take the stage with genetically matched voices, fiddle, banjo, and ukuleles, Greg and Jere Canote bring back fun and vintage American music that includes forgotten fiddle tunes, swing classics and quirky novelty songs. This year they return with a show the whole family will love, along with a special visit by the tiny Spoonoplians from a planet far, far away!

Lightnin Wells Friday, August 6th, 11am

Lightnin’ Wells
“Jump Little Children: Old Songs for Young Folks”
Fort Worden Chapel

The Piedmont Blues master performs selections from his new CD “Jump Little Children: Old Songs for Young Folks”. Lightnin’ Wells, from Fountain, NC, breathes new life into the vintage tunes of the 1920s and depression-era America. As a young child, he learned to play harmonica and taught himself to play the guitar while developing a strong interest in traditional music. Presenting his brand of acoustic blues throughout North Carolina, the United States and Europe, Lightnin’ remains an insatiable student and researcher, studying the various forms of American roots music from bygone eras. 

Ticket to each concert are kids free! (adults $5) and are available online, or by calling the Centrum box office at 360-385-3102 x110. Following the concerts, families are encouraged to stroll over to the Fort Worden Commons lawn to enjoy noontime Free Fridays at the Fort.
Centrum thanks The Congdon Hanson Family for their support of youth programs.